In part one of this blog series, we talked with Cameron MacGillivray, Enform’s president and CEO, about personal safety. Cameron explained that personal safety involves the safety of individual workers. Process safety is about reducing the probability of potential catastrophic outcomes such as a well blowout or pipeline failure.
Process safety involves three pillars – personal safety, administrative systems and engineering controls. These three go together to prevent a failure in the process.
In a continuation of that conversation, Cameron explained process safety in more depth:
Q: What are the pillars of process safety?
Q: Should individuals within a process be concerned solely with how they affect the process, or should they understand the place of others too?
Q: Why is process safety so important? What are the potential consequences of deviating from process?
How do we keep individual workers safe while ensuring the integrity of the process?
According to Cameron, in order to develop truly effective safety programs, we need to operationalize safety culture. In an upcoming post we’ll find out what he means by that. In the meantime, you can read more from Cameron in these previous blog posts:
• Personal safety vs. process safety, part 1
• Why now is a good time for safety training
• VIDEO: A look back at oil and gas safety in 2014
• Get to know our CEO: Cameron MacGillivray
• “By industry, for industry”: how consensus keeps people alive
• How Enform works